In the Beginning …

Like most Caucasian males in North America, I tried to grow a mustache as a teenager, and later on I tried to grow a full on beard. It just didn’t work.  So, also like many guys growing up in the 80’s and 90’s, I was clean shaven for most of my adolescence and early 20’s.

And, here’s a photo of me almost completely hairless!


Then, I met a woman, who would later become my wife, who seemed to prefer some amount of facial hair.  So, I grew a goatee.  The earliest photo I can find of me having a goatee is 1998.  Also, interestingly, around that time I decided to do some other experimenting with my hair, and died it blonde. Just to see what I looked like.  The theme of ‘experimenting’ will be returning …

Me and my brothers for an official portrait, circa 1998.  Ahhhh, gotta love the 90’s, man!20180807_140135

I let the blonde grow out, kept the goatee, and that’s pretty much been my look for the past 20 years.

I was even healthy at one point in time!

And then, one day last year, it all changed …..


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